• 2017 Report on Certified Physician Assistants by Specialty

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    Certified PAs are heavily integrated on health care teams in every specialty, according to the 2017 Statistical Report of Certified Physician Assistants by Specialty. This report highlights the movement of PAs into complex practice areas.

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  • 2017 Statistical Profile on Certified Physician Assistants

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    For the fifth straight year, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), has published PA workforce data — the most comprehensive statistical report on PAs nationwide, with over 91% of certified PAs providing input. The 2017 Statistical Report of Certified Physician Assistants points to seismic shifts in PA practice.

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  • Letter to the Editor of Consumer Reports

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    As chair of the Board of Directors of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), and as a certified PA for more than 30 years, I read with great interest your February 2018 article: “Will You See an Actual Doctor the Next Time You Go to the Doctor?”

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  • NCCPA Supports Best Practices Based on Recertification Research

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    In February, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) announced that it had engaged the RAND Corporation to study and compare recertification requirements in the U.S. and abroad. NCCPA supports best practices in certification and certification maintenance, and welcomes any study that adds to our extensive body of research.

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  • 2016 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants by State

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    A just-published report gives detailed information on Certified PAs from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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